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NIVA TO NENETS working period in Kronstadt

I have been working as an artist in residence at Cyland in Kronstadt, near St. Petersburg, for the project NIVA TO NENETS.  The Russian National Center for Contemporary Art (NCCA) invited me to work here for a couple of weeks on the organisation and production of this roadmovie. These weeks were very well spent: valuable conversations and insights took place and the working document made great progress. During my residency, I have visited many people and organisations, including some in Archangelsk…. to find out that not Archangelsk but Naryan Mar will become the final destination of the roadmovie!

Picnic blanket in Ittoqqortoormiit

Proudly showing my picnic blanket in Ittoqqortoormiit, East Greenland…

During a short stay in this lovely village I have added a seal made from local seal skin. Seal can be seen as the Greenlanders’ ‘daily bread’. If you notice how seals live a good life before they got shot to be eaten, it is almost impossible to feel sorry for them. They are very appreciated for their rich and healthy taste, and for their beautiful skin!